Kansas City Chiefs' Chris Jones says he 'won't play' without new long-term contract

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Chris Jones is sending a message to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Ahead of the July 15 deadline for players to agree to multi-year contracts, the Pro Bowl defensive tackle stated he won’t settle for playing on the franchise tag this season, saying Tuesday he “won’t play” if not given a long-term deal of his liking.

NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported earlier in the day that Jones, who has not signed his tender, has “always viewed himself as a $20 million-plus-per-year guy.” The Chiefs, however, do not share that valuation, Garafolo reported, leaving “a lot of work to be done” if the two sides are to reach a multi-year contract. 

Jones responded on Twitter to a video of Garafolo’s report, saying, “Or I won’t play. Le’Veon Bell told me about this.”

Bell sat out the entire 2018 NFL season amid a dispute with the Pittsburgh Steelers, who placed the…

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